Trump visits golf club on first day of Christmas trip to Mar-a-Lago
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President TrumpDonald TrumpGraham says he hopes that Trump runs again Trump says Stacey Abrams 'might be better than existing governor' Kemp Executive privilege fight poses hurdles for Trump MORE hit the golf course on his first full day in Florida during his visit to Mar-a-Lago for the winter holidays.

Trump arrived at Trump International Golf Club shortly after 9 a.m., according to White House pool reports.

Pool reporters and others on Twitter noted that today marks the 108th day Trump has spent at one of his properties since taking office in January, as well as his 83rd trip to a golf course as president.

Trump emphasized that he is on a "working vacation" while in Florida. He often works from his golf properties.

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Trump broke tradition on Friday when he departed Washington, D.C., for the holidays without holding a year-end press conference.

A White House official who declined to be named said Friday that Trump and his team passed on the press conference because they did not want to detract from positive media coverage after the passing of the GOP's tax-reform plan, which Trump signed into law Friday.

While in transit, the president announced his support for Rep. Ron DeSantisRon DeSantisWhere election review efforts stand across the US Schools without mask mandate 3.5 times more likely to have COVID-19 outbreaks: CDC study Texas limits business with Ben & Jerry's over Israel move MORE (R-Fla.), who is considering a run to be Florida's governor.

"Congressman Ron DeSantis is a brilliant young leader, Yale and then Harvard Law, who would make a GREAT Governor of Florida. He loves our Country and is a true FIGHTER!" Trump tweeted.